The official WSOP website first reported the story early in the day, stating that an ESPN crew member had said that Ivey's Amazon #90 table was originally scheduled to be the feature table, but that another table was chosen instead after Ivey protested.
Ivey's opponents at the table were allegedly miffed about the decision, as players that make it on ESPN have opportunities to cash in on sponsorship deals.
We're five hours into the day and now multiple versions of the story are going around. Another version of the story posted on 2+2 has Ivey offering everyone at the table $5,000 to go along with the decision.
Ivey is still seated at Amazon #90, and the players at the table are keeping it tight lipped.
Two players at the table declined to speak to PL.com, but a third player finally shed a little bit of light on the situation.
"He was on some other table, I guess it was the feature table," the player said.
"He decided he didn't want to play at the feature table. I don't know what he did but he told someone to move him, and they put him at our table."
The player went on to say that he had no knowledge of missing out on the feature table, or about Ivey's proposition.
"I haven't been offered $5k," the player said. "If I was I would have taken it."
The ESPN crew is mum about the situation. When asked about Ivey, an ESPN crew member simply replied "Erick (Lindgren) is here."
When asked if she knew anything about the Ivey situation, the crew member gave a somewhat irritated sounding "no" and walked off.
PL.com wil continue to try to unravel the feature-table mystery as it unfolds.
Either way, chalk another chapter up in the growing legend of Phil Ivey.